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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jun 29, 2010.
Thats outstanding man,,,outstanding!
very nice job. We do alot of bluestone work and i mean alot i know how much "FUN" it can be to play with. I would love a project like this.
What no carved post caps? lol! That is really really cool! I thought my brother was a cutting fool with his tile work.
Did you bolt those together, or screw and glue? You should google 'Kansas fence posts'. Similar to yours only the ranchers used limestone posts with holes drilled through them to run the barbed wire through. They used stone instead of wood because of the grass fires. Nice to see some natural stone posting projects!
I have come across those farm fences online. Also used on the plains where lumber was not readily available.
They are bolted. 1/4 bolt in a 3/8 hole for expansion/contraction of the pourous stone (I know sounds bizarre, but I guess it really does change like wood.)
I was going to ask here. The pickets, some of them were height adjusted by putting them in the ground a couple inches. Do you think the freezing thawing could cause a problem?
I think you would want to leave those connections a bit loose... like an 1/8" for expansion and contraction in winter/spring. They might wick water up from where they are in the soil. Test a dry piece at home in a bucket of water. let it sit for an hour and look how much water is gone in the bucket. You could always go back and remove the soil and put drain rock gravel along the bottoms for a more controlled environment. It looks cool.